Our Programme provides education to children and young people living with and without disabilities. We offer two courses, the Special Education Project (SEP) for children and young adults with learning disabilities and the Inclusive Arts Course (IAC) for young people with and without disabilities.
In Cambodia children with disabilities are seen as unable to learn. There is little information about disabilities in Cambodia so this is a very common perception. Children with disabilities are often left at home unable to access education and in the worst cases even tied up so they won't run away. We believe that every child deserves the right to an education and we make this happen through two courses on our Inclusive Education Programme (IEP)
Our courses inspire students to learn & be active members of society through arts based education. Our Special Education Project has 80 students with learning disabilities who learn independent skills like cooking, handicrafts & gardening as well as arts & literacy. Our second Project, Inclusive Arts Course, currently has 12 students. The course is for teenagers has more of a focus on the creative subjects. Dance, drama, film-making and visual arts as well as English make up the timetable.
Our project inspires students to feel that they are valued members of society. Young adults with learning disabilities, who have faced years of stigma and discrimination from their own families & communities come to learn with us. They're given the chance to learn skills that enable them to contribute to their communities. Teenagers who've suffered through accidents & become disabled are able to renew their confidence and self worth. There is a place for all children to come to learn with us.